- Full Name Elise Menaker
- Occupation Sports Reporter & Journalist
- Nationality American
- Birthplace Baltimore Orioles, USA (Raised)
- Birth Date 26 October (Birthyear Not Disclosed)
Elise Menaker | BiographyFormer Softball Player Of Cornell University
Menaker joined Marquee Sports Network in February 2020, before the network's original launch. Marquee Sports Network announced in June 2021 that Elise Menaker would join the network as a lead color analyst for Iowa Cubs games. Since then, Menaker has worked as a host and reporter for the channel.
Elise Menaker is a host and reporter working for Big Ten Network and Marquee Sports Network.
Who is Elise Menaker?
Elise Menaker is a host, reporter, analyst, and former softball player who interned at a local television station in Illinois after finishing college. She covered Mark Buehrle's perfect game for the Chicago White Sox during her time there in 2009.
In 2011, Menaker began working as a general assignment reporter for KMIZ-TV, where she shot, edited, wrote, and produced stories for the top five evening, nightly, and morning newscasts. She also covered major stories such as a historic blizzard, a heatwave, and a tornado in Joplin.
From 2010 to 2015, Menaker served as a sideline reporter, host, and contributor for Illinois High School Association. In 2013, she started working for WAND-TV/NewsCenter17 in the post of anchor and reporter.
However, she left the media production in 2015, when she joined Today's TMJ4 as a sports anchor and reporter.
Menaker currently serves for Big Ten Network as a host, analyst, and sideline reporter, and Marquee Sports Network as a host and reporter.
Age and Early Bio
Elise Menaker was born on 26 October and grew up taking the L-train with her family to games at Wrigley Field as a regular event. However, there is no information about her birth year.
Her father, Edward, was a minor league baseball player for the Baltimore Orioles. Menaker has two siblings, a brother and a sister.
She graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in communication and from The Second City Conservatory with a certificate in improv/sketch writing.
Marquee Sports Network
Menaker joined Marquee Sports Network in February 2020, before the network's original launch. Marquee Sports Network announced in June 2021 that Elise Menaker would join the network as a lead color analyst for Iowa Cubs games.
Since then, Menaker has worked as a host and reporter for the channel.
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Besides, Menaker also works for the Big Ten Network in various roles when she is not on assignment for Marquee Sports Network. She has worked for the channel as a football sideline reporter, studio host, and softball game analyst.
Cornell Softball Z
Menaker was a three-time first-team All-Ivy League softball player at Cornell, where she played from 2006 to 2010. Menaker earned four letters in Softball at New Trier HS, including co-captainship for her junior and senior years.
In Menaker's junior year, she was named the most valuable offensive player and led the team with a.341 batting average.
Menaker was named the team's most valuable player in her senior year and led the team in home runs with a.356 batting average.
When asked about playing Softball and her learnings as a player, she mentioned about working hard.
In that interview with Trevians, she elaborated, "Softball has taught me so much about life – how to work hard; how to push myself beyond my limits; how to work with other people and be a good teammate; and how to work towards a goal bigger than myself. I would not be the person that I am without sports."